boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy, orange with light beige streaks. Very foamy, rocky and slowly diminishing head. Visible proteins. The aroma is awkward, first presenting notes of lightly tart peaches and moderately tart and spicy yeast. Alcohol is next, followed by sweet malts, sugars, soap and rotting apple cider. The flavor is strange too. Heavy, brutish acidity runs across the palate like an egg slicer, cutting through medium sweetness and straight into the tastebuds and cheeks, like a fruit based tannic assault. Peach flavor is very mild, uninteresting. Finishes sweet, lightly fruity, with lingering acidity and angry yeast. The mouthfeel is very lively and unorthodox, biting and soothing, swaying back and forth. Strange. This tastes like an experiment gone awry that was bottled anyway.
DocLock (8667) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from State Line. The pour was turbid canary with 2-finger white head. Aroma was great, a mix of spicy funk notes, hopcitrus, plus a lovely medley of peach, strawberry, blueberry, red raspberry, and florals. The aroma was like a fruity saison, which led to a huge peach and berry flavor that I wasn’t expecting. The flavor also had spicy floral and hopcitrus notes, but the peach/apricot/strawberry/blueberry/red raspberry medley won me over. Toward the end, it was like drinking a slightly funky, hoppy fruit salad. Nice complexity and a great deal going on in this one, one of the better fruit beers I have yet quaffed.
FlacoAlto (4000) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled May 2007
What an interesting bottle, it is shaped like a Belgian 750ml, except that it actually has a bottle cap on it. The bottle cap is fantastically intriguing as well; it has a plastic, cork-mimicing insert attached to it. As I pour this I get soft fruity notes reminiscent of peaches and apples. The beer is quite hazy, with an orange gold color. It is topped by an initially one-finger thick, off-white colored head that is somewhat creamy in consistency. Really smells like a mostly dry, peach accented hard cider.
This has a medium carbonation to it and with the light body has quite a small impact on the palate. Pretty dry tasting, but that does not stop it from having quite a bit of aromatic tasting fruitiness to it. Peach is certainly noticeable, but there are still notes reminiscent of cider, and the peach notes lean heavily towards to apricot. This hides the alcohol quite well, I would have guessed this was much lower than it is. There is a touch of thin malt here, but it is quite well hidden. The is also a touch of spiciness in the finish somewhat reminiscent of soft ginger.
I was surprised how much peach flavor was in this brew. They must have packed in a ton of peaches to get that flavor and I have a feeling this is what washed out the beer flavors. At $20 a bottle, this is one of the more expensive beers out there.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy effevescent yellow golden with a pillowy, frothy white head. Aroma of light peaches and some earthy, sad to say, almost vomitous notes. Body starts slightly bittersweet and earthy with a hint of tartness and floral character along with some mustiness. I’m just not a big fan of this.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy redlight. Pours a light pale yellow color with a fluffy white head. Definitely get some fresh peach aromas and a little bit of spice. Citrusy. The taste has some peach flavors, but not overpowering. More subtle, which was nice. Its got a little bit of a crisp bite to it, almost a little funk. Interesting taste. I liked it. Finish was sweet and almost creamy.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a decent white head. The aroma is light with a slight trace of peaches and some spices. Flavor is mild with once again a hint of peach, but barely, and the finish is light.
hopscotch (10184) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... O-Town Throwdown... Cloudy straw-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Spicy, fruity nose of peach, white pepper and broth. Fruity, more-tart-than-sweet flavor with some notes of pale malt and unmalted grain. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and fruity. A shout goes out to boboski for popping this one open and sharing!
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was saturated with peach.Poured a nice blonde color with a small lacing head.The yeast was the dominant flavor here.I didn’t taste the peaches till the end.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the O Town Throwdown, Pours a cloudy amber, thin off-white head. Aroma of peaches, yeast, dried fruits. Creamy mouthfeel. Sour peaches at the finish, dry fruit throughout.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light color pour with floral hops in the nose. Subtle peach flavor amid the sweet candy.